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Subsea 7's autonomous inspection vehicle

May 02, 2013

In this video, Subsea 7 discusses its new autonomous inspection vehicle (AIV). The AIV is a fully autonomous, hovering vehicle designed to provide general video inspection information of infield oil and gas equipment. It is capable of unmanned autonomous inspection of pipelines…

Centrica's York starts flowing

Mar 01, 2013

Centrica Energy has started production on its southern North Sea York gas field.The York Platform (Image: Centrica)The field, 100% owned by Centrica Energy Upstream, is being produced by a normally unmanned installation and is expected to produce about 120mmscf/d of gas at its peak…

Shallow-water seismic acquisition to begin off Ecuador

Feb 06, 2013

SMG to use Fairfield Z-700 ocean-bottom nodesFairfield Industries’ Z-700 nodesRussia’s Federal State Unitary Scientific & Production Company for Marine Geological Prospecting(State SEVMORGEO Company or SMG) has contracted UK-based WGP Exploration Ltd…

NCS Survey grows AUV fleet

Jan 29, 2013

The Aberdeen company acquires two Gavia AUVs Two Gavia AUVs delivered to NCS SurveyNCS Survey has expanded its growing autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) fleet with the purchase of two Teledyne Gavia AUVs.These vehicles are the latest…

Automated moorings

Jan 10, 2013

Cavotec deployed its MoorMaster technology for Dutch private ferry company TESO. The vacuum-based automated mooring technology eliminates the need for conventional mooring lines. Remote-controlled vacuum pads can be mounted to the quayside or on pontoons for easy mooring and release…

Surveying the field in the search for full autonomy

Jan 09, 2013

The trend toward deeper, more remote offshore oilfields is driving step-by-step automation of subsea operations while the oil industry awaits its science-fiction dream machine – an unmanned, untethered robot that can tend seafloor wellheads and install equipment without human intervention…

US on crest of a wave

Jan 04, 2013

Ocean Power Technologies has received US government approval for a planned 1.5MW wave power station off the coast of Oregon. The licence is the first to be issued by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for wave power. OPT's plan calls for ten of its PowerBuoy units to be installed 2…

The age of automation

Jan 04, 2013

Automating more of the oil & gas industry's processes will ultimately improve safety. So said several industry leaders during the recent Drilling & Completing Trouble Zones conference in Galveston, Texas. Jennifer Pallanich was there.Baker Hughes' Allen Sinor…

Supply chain reaction

Nov 01, 2012

For all the recent technology developments, project management methodologies, and innovations in the offshore oil & gas supply chain, completing major capital offshore projects on time, on budget and to exact specifications remains a considerable challenge…

SeaRobotics Corporation

Oct 12, 2012

SeaRobotics Corporation has teamed with a private equity group led by Ocean Investments Capital to fund the expansion of the company’s core business, including the production of unmanned surface vessels (USVs), the commercialization of its Robotic Hull Cleaning systems…

Handling HC gas

Sep 12, 2012

With compressed hydrocarbon gas, commonly used offshore to control instruments when compressed air is not available, moisture, particulates or oil in the gas can cause premature wear, damage downstream equipment and trigger malfunctions that make it difficult to control the process efficiently…

Integrated Drilling Equipment

Aug 17, 2012

Drill rig manufacturer Integrated Drilling Equipment (IDE) has acquired drilling control and automation specialist S&P Drives Automation Controls and rebranded it International Electric Company Automation & Controls. IDE chief executive Steve…

Clair controls

Jul 19, 2012

Integrated control and safety systems provided by Emerson Process Management under a $23 million contract from BP will help manage operations on the two new bridge-linked platforms to be installed West of Shetland for the Clair Ridge development…

Liquid Robotics Oil & Gas

Jul 19, 2012

Liquid Robotics and Schlumberger have created Liquid Robotics Oil & Gas, a 50:50 joint venture tasked with developing services for the oil & gas industry using Liquid Robotics’ wave-powered, autonomous marine vehicles, which can operate offshore for up to a year without crew…

Drilling automation deal

Jun 26, 2012

Cameron typically shows off serious subsea technology during the annual Houston event but this year chose instead to put the spotlight on its purchase of the TTS Energy Division from Norway’s TTS Group, a transaction expected to close soon.The…

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